On Windows 11, Wi-Fi connectivity is one of the most common problems. You always come across user reports complaining about slow Wi-Fi speeds, and error messages like “Limited access,” “Unidentified Network,” or no internet access.
If your device has networking issues, Windows 11 has a feature to reset Wi-Fi and Ethernet network adapters to fix the most common connectivity problems, even slow Wi-Fi speeds on Surface and other computers.
The reset feature will remove the existing configurations and restore the factory networking settings, and it’ll reinstall all the network adapter’s drivers. You cannot pick a specific Wi-Fi or Ethernet adapter. This feature will automatically remove and reinstall all of the adapters. After you complete the process, you may need to reinstall or reconfigure other networking software, such as VPN client software.
This guide will teach you the steps to reset the network adapters when the Wi-Fi is not working on Windows 11.
Warning: These steps will reset your wireless credentials, which means you will need to know the Wi-Fi password before proceeding so that you can reconnect to the network.
Reset Wi-Fi network adapter to fix problems on Windows 11
To reset the Wi-Fi and any other network adapter settings to fix connection problems, close any running application, and use these steps:
Open Settings on Windows 11.
Click on Network & internet.
Click the Advanced network settings tab on the right side.
Under the “More settings” section, click the Network Reset tab at the bottom of the page.
Click the Reset now button to fix the Wi-Fi problems on Windows 11.
Click Yes to confirm.
Click the Close button.
Restart your computer.
After you complete the steps, reconnect to the wireless network, and then you should once again be able to access the internet.
In addition to resetting the network adapters, consider many factors that can cause networking problems. For instance, it could be a driver issue, misconfiguration, router or access point problem, and many others.